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Dear Garden Know How: Around 1975 my mother gave me a crab apple tree. It produce tart red fruit (both skin and flesh). The apple

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s were approximately 1 1/ 2 inch in diameter. They made great tart crab apple jelly. I moved and the tree died. I regret not takin g a cutting. Can you tell me what variety of crab apple I had? Sincerely, David Bowman [email protected] Around 1975 my mother gave me a crab apple tree. It produce tart red fruit (both skin and flesh). The apples were approximately 1 1/ 2 inch in diameter. They made great tart crab apple jelly. I moved and the tree died. I regret not taking a cutting. Can you tell me what variety of crab apple I had? Sincerely, David Bowman [email protected]

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BushDoctor
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Answered on September 12, 2018

Unfortunately, it will be almost impossible to pinpoint the exact variety of crab apple that it could be, since they were a common apple back then. There will be very many trees to match the description of fruit that is described.

Any nursery, whether online or physical, that has crabapples will likely have something close to what you are looking for, but as far as finding that exact apple... That will be quite a task.

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